Grown, a first-of-its-kind fast healthy food, drive-thru restaurant developed by Shannon and Ray Allen, is partnering with Whole Foods Market Pinecrest to host a family-friendly Halloween party on Sunday, October 30th at 3PM.The festivities will include a costume contest with prizes provided by Whole Foods Market as well as fun activities for parents and children including a build your own haunted trail mix station. Enjoy Grown’s fall-inspired treats without the tricks like organic and non-GMO candy, gluten-free organic pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice smoothies, hot apple cider, and more! Grown is located at 8211 South Dixie Highway. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, the flagship location offers delivery and catering for private events. Telephone: (305) 663-GROW; www.grown.org
Oceans 234, in Deerfield Beach will transform their dining room into a twisted carnival for a Halloween celebration taking place on Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8PM.This year’s bash will be bigger and better than ever with passed upscale fair food by newly appointed Executive Chef Brian Cantrell and seasonally-inspired libations concocted by bar master Drew Shane. Guests can enjoy live music, festive games, a mysterious fortune teller and magician. Party-goers are encouraged to join the festivities in their best disguise for a late-night costume contest. Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Oceans Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 11:30AM to 11PM and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM. Telephone: (954) 428-2539; www.oceans234.com.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the Miami Beach gem in the heart of bustling Lincoln Road, will offer a special four-course, prix fixe dinner on Monday, October 31st. For $110 per person (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity), guests can people-watch the parade of costumes from one of Quattro’s quaint outdoor tables while enjoying a decadent, multi-course meal. Each table will begin with a stuzzichino of Bruschetta Taleggio, Funghi Tartufati – bruschetta with Truffle Mushroom and Taleggio Cheese. For the antipasti course, Quattro offers a generous selection of hot and cold appetizers, which include a Carpaccio Di Manzo alla Monferrina con Rughetta e Parmigiano Reggiano – thinly sliced raw beef with arugula, lemon dressed, cherry tomatoes and parmesan flakes; Quattro’s signature Parmigiana Di Melanzane In Forma – baked organic eggplant layered with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, tomato sauce, and torn basil; Lenticchie di Norcia con Pomodorini, Cetrioli e Aceto di Barolo – black lentil, cucumber and cherry tomato in red wine vinaigrette served with crispy italian bread as well as a Burrata Con Pomodori Multicolore e Basilica – fresh burrata cheese with multicolored tomatoes, basil oil and crispy bread. Main course options include a seasonal Pumpkin Gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnut sauce; a Risotto Allo Scoglio – carnaroli risotto with shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari and fresh tomatoes; Branzino All’Acqua Pazza – Mediterranean branzino baked, with cherry tomatoes, white wine, Taggiasca olives, and capers; Preparazione Casalinga Dei Ravioli di Casa Savoia Tartufati – fontina ravioli drizzled with white truffle oil; Bistecca alla Griglia con salsa di Porcini Tartufati, Patate e Asparagi – grilled NY strip steak with truffle porcini mushroom sauce, roasted potatoes and asparagus and; Costatine Brasate di Manzo con Pure di Zucca – braised short ribs with pumpkin mash. For a sweet finish, diners can indulge in a Pumpkin and Pecan Pie, a Chocolate Molten Cake and Ice Cream or Quattro’s signature house-made Tiramisu. Those seeking a more tranquil experience can enjoy the same delicious dishes from a table inside the charming eatery for $65 per person. Reservations for Halloween must be made in advance. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Telephone: (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.
StripSteak by Michael Mina, located inside the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is featuring a fall inspired specialty cocktail throughout the month of October. Priced at $15, Raise your Spirits is a twist on the whiskey sour with fall flavors of apple and baking spices. Recipe Follows: 2 oz. Widow Jane apple wood rye, 1.5 oz. apple cider reduction, 1 oz. ginger syrup, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1/4 oz. allspice dram, 1 egg white and 4 sprays of allspice dram “spirits” mist. StripSteak by Michael Mina is located at 4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Miami, FL 33140 inside Fontainebleau Miami Beach directly off the Chateau lobby. Brunch takes place every Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM. Dinner is served nightly beginning at 6PM. Telephone: (877) 326-7412; fontainebleau.com/stripsteak.